Here are some useful commands you can use in TrayCL:
Open explorer window in drive a (like clicking My computer\Drive C:)
Open the site in the default browser.
Opens command prompt window
TrayCL keyboard shortcuts:
Pause Invoke TrayCL
Hide TrayCL
Center TrayCL on screen
Restore TrayCL default size
Ctrl-A Edit alias list
Ctrl-M Toggle Mini-View
Alt-D Browse (same as Dir Button)
Alt-A Add a command to an alias list
Tab Complete filename
Exit TrayCL
Useful Aliases you can add to TrayCL:
ie "c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
dir c:\windows\explorer.exe
copy Command:"cmd" Parameters:"/c copy"
mkdir Command:"cmd" Parameters:"/c md"

Features/command reference:

  • To hide TrayCL dialog press Esc, to activate it press a hotkey, usually Pause (you can change the hotkey in Options->Advanced dialog).
  • Mini-View Mode: press Ctrl-M or double-click TrayCL window to switch between Mini-Mode and Normal mode. Note that while in Mini-Mode you can't access the menu.
  • To insert file argument(s) into a command line insert space in the end of a command and press dir button (the chosen file will be placed after space).
  • You can drag&drop files into TrayCL window. For example if you want to edit a file with unregistered extension (like file_id.diz) with notepad, invoke traycl, type notepad, press Space, and then drag&drop a file into traycl. The full pathame of the file will appear as a parameter to notepad command.
  • Generally you can supply parameters to any alias/command. If you press Space after the command, and then press 'Dir' button,(or type Alt-D), then the file you choose will be inserted into traycl as a parameter (it will not replace existing command).
  • Use [down-arrow] key to recall last command(s) from the history list, or press [alt+down arrow] to view history. Pressing Esc hides TrayCL without executing any command.
  • (Options->Set Invoke hotkey )To change invoke hotkey ([Pause]) go to Options->Set Invoke hotkey menu item.
  • TrayCL supports nested aliases (aliases which make use of other aliases).
  • (Options->Advanced) AutoComplete - when this option is on (toggle it in Options\Advanced dialog), TrayCL auto-guesses the commands you try to enter. AutoComplete has 2 modes:
    1. Normal mode - TrayCL tries to guess the text after amount of time specified in delay field.
    2. Smart mode - TrayCL tries to guess the text after amount of time specified in delay field and if it determines that the string you've entered so far is unique in the history list - the command is auto-guessed immediately without any further delay.
  • (Options->Advanced) Ability to change "dir" button default path - pressing dir button will open file dialog in the user-specified directory. Default is "\".
  • (Options->Show tray icon) Ability to show/hide tray icon. If this option is unchecked the tray icon is hidden and the program can be activated only by a hotkey.
  • Filename completion - tries to complete the incompletely typed filenames. File completion is activated by pressing TAB key. Example: typing "c:\pro" and then pressing TAB will complete the string to "c:\"program files"\". Note: If Traycl fails to find an unique filename beginging with the letters from the input string, then the list of matching filenames will be shown. You can then choose a filename from the list by using arrow-up and arrow-down keys. If the input string doesn't contain a ":" or "\\" characters, then TrayCL tries to complete the input string as an alias name.
  • Multicommand aliases: now multiple commands can be executed using single alias name. Just add more commands to the alias list in the AddAlias dialog by pressing Insert button.
  • Program launch via hotkey: each alias can now be assigned a hotkey (you can set it in add/edit alias dialog). Note: alias doesn't have to have a name if it has a hotkey.
  • (Options->Set EditAliases Hotkey) there's now a separate hotkey for invoking traycl's Alias list. This comes handy if you don't want to use command line, but just hotkeys. TrayCL doesn't assign this hotkey by default, so first you must set this hotkey by going to Options->Set EditAliases Hotkey.
  • If you want TrayCL to be loaded automatically each time windows starts then check Options->Run On Startup menu item (checked by default), if you want TrayCL to be hidden each time the command is executed then check Options->Minimize Automatically menu item (checked by default), if you want TrayCL window to stay visible after Traycl starts, uncheck Options->Hide when started menu item.
  • Resizability: TrayCL window can now be expanded/resized horisontally. To restore normal length use File->Restore size menu command or Ctrl-S.
  • (File->Import/Export Aliases) As requested, I added Import/Export Aliases feature. Aliases can be exported to a file using File->Export Aliases menu command. Afterwards ailases can be imported (restored) from a file using File->Import Aliases menu command.